The 2018 Emmy Award nominees have been announced

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There’s no question we’re currently in the middle of a golden age when it comes to television, with the small screen no longer standing in the shadow of its big brother, the movies – instead it regularly eclipses them these days when it comes to bold and innovative storytelling.

In honour of the people and shows that make it all possible the nominees for the 70th edition of the Television Academy’s Emmy Awards have just been announced, while the awards ceremony itself will take place on 17 September. Here’s a brief rundown of the nominees in the major categories, out of over 100:

Drama Series

  • The Americans (FX Networks)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)

Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (FX Networks)
  • Barry (HBO)
  • black-ish (ABC)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Limited Series

  • The Alienist (TNT)
  • The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
  • Godless (Netflix)
  • Patrick Melrose (Showtime)

Television Movie

  • Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
  • Flint (Lifetime)
  • Paterno (HBO)
  • The Tale (HBO)
  • USS Callister (Black Mirror – Netflix)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix)
  • Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black (BBC America)
  • Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC America)
  • (Keri Russell – The Americans (FX Networks)
  • Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman – Ozark (Netflix)
  • Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)
  • Ed Harris – Westworld (HBO)
  • Matthew Rhys – The Americans (FX Networks)
  • Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us (NBC)
  • Jeffrey Wright – Westworld (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Pamela Adlon – Better Things (FX Networks)
  • Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  • Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)
  • Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish (ABC)
  • Lily Tomlin – Grace And Frankie (Netflix)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson – black-ish (ABC)
  • Ted Danson – The Good Place (NBC)
  • Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX Networks)
  • Bill Hader – Barry (HBO)
  • William H. Macy – Shameless (Showtime)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jessica Biel – The Sinner (USA)
  • Laura Dern – The Tale (HBO)
  • Michelle Dockery – Godless (Netflix)
  • Edie Falco – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC)
  • Regina King – Seven Seconds (Netflix)
  • Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Cult (FX Networks)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
  • Darren Criss – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
  • Jeff Daniels – The Looming Tower (Hulu)
  • John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert (NBC)
  • Jesse Plemons – USS Callister (Black Mirror – Netflix)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Lena Headey – Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • Vanessa Kirby – The Crown (Netflix)
  • Thandie Newton – Westworld (HBO)
  • Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
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Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • Joseph Fiennes – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • David Harbour – Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Mandy Patinkin – Homeland (Showtime)
  • Matt Smith – The Crown (Netflix)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zazie Beetz – Atlanta (FX Networks)
  • Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  • Aidy Bryant – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Betty Gilpin – GLOW (Netflix)
  • Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Laurie Metcalf – Roseanne (ABC)
  • Megan Mullally – Will & Grace (NBC)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Louie Anderson – Baskets (FX Networks)
  • Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta (FX Networks)
  • Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  • Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Sara Bareilles – Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert (NBC)
  • Penélope Cruz – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Judith Light – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Adina Porter – American Horror Story: Cult (FX Networks)
  • Merritt Wever – Godless (Netflix)
  • Letitia Wright – Black Museum (Black Mirror – Netflix)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jeff Daniels – Godless (Netflix)
  • Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert (NBC)
  • John Leguizamo – Waco (Paramount Network)
  • Ricky Martin – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Edgar Ramírez – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg – The Looming Tower (Hulu)
  • Finn Wittrock – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks)

The big nominees this year are Game Of Thrones, Westworld, and The Handmaid’s Tale – with 22, 21, and 20 nominations across all categories respectively. On the comedy side Atlanta, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Barry have earned the most nominations with 16, 14, and 13 respectively, while The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is the clear winner with 18 nominations when it comes to the limited series/movie category.

Sandra Oh becomes the first Asian woman to be nominated for best female actress with her lead role in Killing Eve, following her five nominations for best female supporting actress (all for Grey’s Anatomy). Netflix has also finally snapped HBO’s 17-year winning streak for the most award nominations – the streaming giant has racked up an impressive 112 nominations, narrowly edging out the premium cable channel’s 107.

And there we have them. Who do you think are the surefire winners, who do you think is missing a well-deserved nomination? Tell us below!

Last Updated: July 13, 2018

Trevor Davies

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